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Forum: Shapeways Shops
 Topic: Integration with social media
Integration with social media [message #103568] Mon, 24 November 2014 02:48 UTC
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I am planning a shapeways shop to open early in the new year - subject to the availability of porcelain.

I found today that there are a number of apps such as 'Easy Social Shop' that (from what I understand) create a shop on facebook that links to an existing online shop on sites such as Amazon etc

Is there currently functionality or are there plans in progress to have integration with social media or something similar to this? I imagine one of the challenges with shapeways is that much of the shapeways community is made up of designers, and I am sure most shopowners here want to reach a wider community than just other designers.
Forum: Introductions
 Topic: Greetings from Scotland
Re: Greetings from Scotland [message #103574 is a reply to message #102909 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 09:50 UTC
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Nice work.

You should definitely try adapting the model for printing. Check out the design guidelines for Full Color Sandstone to get started, plus tap the knowledge base that is the forums.

BTW there are a few of us in Scotland - myself and designer Dotsan are based in Glasgow. It is my intention to organise another meetup some time in the spring, I'll post more information closer to the time.


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 Topic: Old Timer enjoying modern Technology - now venturing into 3D printing
Re: Old Timer enjoying modern Technology - now venturing into 3D printing [message #103575 is a reply to message #102545 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 09:56 UTC
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Welcome to Shapeways!

If I may add to JACANT's comment, the most important Sketchup Extension you need is Solid Inspector. It is a life saver when troubleshooting and trying to make your model watertight and suitable for 3D printing.

Good luck!


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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Show your collection!
Re: Show your collection! [message #103569 is a reply to message #16036 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 03:44 UTC
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Hi !

Herewith "The Alchemy Lab"

https://www.shapeways.com/model/2868828/the-alchemy-lab.html

https://images2.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_2868828_7619657_1416796170.jpg

Enjoy !

[Updated on: Mon, 24 November 2014 03:46 UTC]


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 Topic: Heartbeat Ring
Re: Heartbeat Ring [message #103573 is a reply to message #103542 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 09:19 UTC
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That's actually really nice!

I like the refined simplicity of it.


 Topic: Sad Astronaut and Beer drinking Astronaut
Re: Sad Astronaut and Beer drinking Astronaut [message #103576 is a reply to message #103497 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 10:09 UTC
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Hahaha great puns!

Just for fun I ordered one in porcelain as well :-)


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Forum: 3D Printing
 Topic: 'bead blasted' steel
Re: 'bead blasted' steel [message #103604 is a reply to message #103215 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:01 UTC
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FWIW, a bit more information....

I sent this pic to service with two explicit questions:

1) Is the finish on this product an example of "bead blasting"?
2) And, is there a way to request this as a finish?

I received the following reply, which doesn't answer question 1 and predictably gives a 'no' to question 2.

Quote:


it's my understanding that the polishing technician expert makes the judgement call at the finishing stage on whether or not a model can be properly polished without ruining features.

Because this material is not produced in house but with one of our suppliers, there is no option to request or guarantee a specific level of polishing I'm afraid.

As for the coloring, our Steel is infused with bronze, and has a final composition of approximately 60% steel and 40% bronze. The way that bronze infiltrates into the steel can vary, and this changes the color of your product. If there is a higher concentration of Bronze near the surface of the product, it will take on more of Bronze's deep brown color.

Forum: Bug Reporting
 Topic: Can't Seem to activate anything on the Selling Page
Can't Seem to activate anything on the Selling Page [message #103570] Mon, 24 November 2014 03:47 UTC
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Hey,

After updating a model, I can no longer seem to get anything on the "Selling" page to work. It is defaulting to unchecking the boxes at the top for making available to sell or to view, and nothing happens when I click the material hyperlinks (so I can't set prices).

The model passes the initial check and thin walls check for WSF on the Model pages, and I have a description and categories set on the Details page.

And it just seems to be this one model.

Any thoughts on this mysterious glitch? Is it possible that I've accidentally disabled my "sell" page somehow?

Thanks!
 Topic: Rejections again?
Re: Rejections again? [message #103567 is a reply to message #103488 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 02:04 UTC
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dcyale,

yeah I have had models that prior too October, had a 100% success rate in WSF. Due to the fiasco I had to go put a spur on this model.

http://shpws.me/otkF

While I as as it, I made several details bigger. Like the tanks on top. Now I am being told that the PIA exception will no longer be applied. That ShapeWays has had far too many models print without issue that were below the posted guidelines and that ShapeWays plans an adherence to a strict interpretation of the guidelines posted. And that NO exceptions would be allowed anymore, as it is not fair.

I was informed that my models with the PIA exception, should have never been allowed to print and that ShapeWays plans to make sure my exceptions are all ignored.

Meaning every model I have done with PIA, and has a 100% print success rate, will now be rejected and that PIA is a wasted program that ShapeWays has no intent of fallowing the results of their own PIA report.

And they are telling my customers that my "models are bad, and should have never been allowed to be printed to begin with". When I pushed back on that statement, I was informed that they were only trying to make me a better modeler. What I don't get, how is bad mouthing me to my customers, going to improve my modeling skills.

It's nice to see that the fiasco of October keeping on giving. With this new information I was given by ShapeWays, I don't dare update any models with spurs. Infact I'm waiting for the powers that be to just turn off all my models that I have proven the guidelines don't apply too, or cover the unique geometries that are part of many of my models.

Impossible to create a business base when the business partner is set on destroying your efforts before they begin.

Well done ShapeWays.


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Re: Rejections again? [message #103571 is a reply to message #103567 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 03:59 UTC
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Wow...I had a series of rejections of previously printed materials, as I mentioned before, but I didn't get quite the same vibe from Shapeways that you guys seem to have gotten.

My impression is that Shapeways is transitioning from an experimental startup to a more established business. Shapeways was taking more risks on our designs in the earlier days because they were still testing the limits of the technology.
 Topic: Sales overview - why changed into csv
Re: Sales overview - why changed into csv [message #103608 is a reply to message #103452 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:36 UTC
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Noted. I'll try to make sure that the developers see your comments.
One thing.. you should assume that the link to the XLS is temporary. It'll probably go away some day, or worse, it might stop including all your newest sales.

@railNscale: one other question: do you work on Windows or Mac? I might have a tool for you if you're on windows.


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 Topic: Vanishing Model!
Re: Vanishing Model! [message #103593 is a reply to message #103305 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:30 UTC
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This should now be resolved.


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Re: Vanishing Model! [message #103612 is a reply to message #103593 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 17:17 UTC
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It was, yes. Thanks to everyone who answered. :)


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Forum: Interest Groups
 Topic: Jewelry Designers
Re: Jewelry Designers [message #103615 is a reply to message #98978 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 17:33 UTC
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One of the latest products

index.php?t=getfile&id=78809&private=0

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Forum: 3D modeler needed
 Topic: Looking to Replace small plastic part
Re: Looking to Replace small plastic part [message #103601 is a reply to message #103510 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 15:43 UTC
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Some good free openers to use are meshlab and nettfabb.
 Topic: Need someone to upgrade and fix some stl files to make suitable for printing
Re: Need someone to upgrade and fix some stl files to make suitable for printing [message #103603 is a reply to message #103492 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 15:54 UTC
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 Topic: Cosplay Weapon Prop 3D Design & Printing Please
Re: Cosplay Weapon Prop 3D Design & Printing Please [message #103616 is a reply to message #103277 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 17:49 UTC
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Bring life and keep destruction in video games.
 Topic: Modeler / Printer needed: two-color cuff links
Re: Modeler / Printer needed: two-color cuff links [message #103618 is a reply to message #103158 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 17:54 UTC
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 Topic: Hi looking for a 3-D designer for an Anime Statue
Re: Hi looking for a 3-D designer for an Anime Statue [message #103619 is a reply to message #102925 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 17:59 UTC
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 Topic: Star Citizen Freelancer Model
Re: Star Citizen Freelancer Model [message #103620 is a reply to message #102854 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 18:06 UTC
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 Topic: First of it's kind Zombie toy
Re: First of it's kind Zombie toy [message #103621 is a reply to message #102547 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 18:13 UTC
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 Topic: Need gnarly trophy design for our Murderball aka Wheelchair Rugby Tourney...
Re: Need gnarly trophy design for our Murderball aka Wheelchair Rugby Tourney... [message #103622 is a reply to message #102527 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 18:25 UTC
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Forum: General Discussion
 Topic: Does Alumide print with layering like wsf?
Does Alumide print with layering like wsf? [message #103572] Mon, 24 November 2014 06:48 UTC
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yep, just wondering if alumide has similar printing layers like wsf?

Post your alumide items below to show it off if you would.


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Re: Does Alumide print with layering like wsf? [message #103582 is a reply to message #103572 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 11:49 UTC
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Well it's the exact same printer as WSF.

So it will have the same look (except for it being grey + aluminium dust)


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 Topic: New shop doesn't show model - solved
Re: New shop doesn't show model [message #103585 is a reply to message #103424 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 13:45 UTC
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it could be the problem with your line or Shapeway, try in somewhereelse or other time again
 Topic: Why isn't Black Strong and Flexible POLISHED Available?
Re: Why isn't Black Strong and Flexible POLISHED Available? [message #103589 is a reply to message #74625 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:14 UTC
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From what I've heard there are a few issues. 1) We've tried dying white and polishing, but it didn't come out Black. 2) We could use black powder in our machines, but as you saw with our recent delays, we run our machines to the max as it is. And it's not as easy as switching a cartridge.

I'm pretty sure there are a couple posts about polished BSF in the suggestion section already. With enough demand, we'd find a way to make it work. And with competition now in the SLS world, maybe we'll increase capacity at a higher level.


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 Topic: How do you get hooks for your earrings?
Re: How do you get hooks for your earrings? [message #103592 is a reply to message #103377 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:24 UTC
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Shipping and installing or shipping the hook directly to the customer are the only two ways right now - short of integrating a drop hook or a stud into teh design.

To help customers install the hooks I made a video showing them how easy it is. That way they don't get worried about buying earrings with no hooks!


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 Topic: Too Many Parts
Re: Too Many Parts [message #103595 is a reply to message #103316 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:45 UTC
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I figured out the issue and I'm embarrassed to say it was a few mesh "shells" that didn't actually overlap the rest of the model. Thanks everyone for the tips and tools, they helped a lot in tracking down the issue.
 Topic: Win a 3D Scanned Bust of yourself
Win a 3D Scanned Bust of yourself [message #103606] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:09 UTC
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WIN a 3D PRINTED CATAPULT or a personalised 3D SCANNED BUST.
To celebrate being 80% funded on our IndieGoGo campaign with 2 weeks left, we are launching a referral competition!

In partnership with Autodesk's 123D Catch app, we'll be giving away a personalised 3D scanned trophy of the winners head to the person who shares our campaign the most.

We are also giving away a FREE MakerShot - the 3D printed, phone-controlled catapult, to anyone who's referrals lead to £200+ contributions.

All you need to do is log into IndieGoGo and use their share tools to promote our campaign.

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You can find our campaign here: bit.ly/makerindiegogo
Thanks guys, and good luck!
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 Topic: Material Recommendation automotive application
Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103588] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:04 UTC
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Hello,

I'm looking for a material recommendation. If I was going to get shapeways to print a hydraulic reservoir that needs to be water tight and resistance to brake fluid (DOT3, DOT4, and DOT 5) what material would I use?

Thanks
Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103591 is a reply to message #103588 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:21 UTC
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Platinum or gold would be your best bet... What size are we talking about and what kind of pressure and temperature?
Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103594 is a reply to message #103588 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 14:40 UTC
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DOT3 is on glycol basis,- the others I don´t know.

This means normally, Polyamide resists,- but due to the manufacturing process "Selective Lasersintering", the printed parts are not watertight..

Stainless Steel could be the only watertight 3D printed material to use for Your purposes.






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Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103597 is a reply to message #103594 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 15:09 UTC
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Just atmospheric pressure (reservoir vented to atmosphere). Temperature would be the normal range of under the hood temps. I'm not planning on mounting it beside the headers but on the fire wall behind the brake booster. -10F to 200F would be a good range.
Rough dimensions are 2.25" long with 1.75" dia, and 1/8" thk. Plus the mounting boss.

Shapeways is listing is Detailed Plastic ( PA2200), and the Frosted Detail Plastic (VisiJet® SR 200 Plastic Material) as watertight but I am unsure of the chemical resistance of these products.

DOT 3 and 4 are polyethylene glycol-based fluids while DOT 5 is a silicone based fluid. The factory made reservoir has HPMI stamped on it. I thought that might have been the type of plastic it was made from but I can't tell. Searching for HPMI hasn't come up with anything.

[Updated on: Mon, 24 November 2014 15:09 UTC]

Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103602 is a reply to message #103597 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 15:44 UTC
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Your temperature range excludes the detailed and frosted plastics. Leaving Steel as the only relatively affordable option. I have no idea how it would stand up against the vibrations, it might get fatigued quickly.

An important question is: how dangerous would it be if this thing fails while you are cruising down the highway? Shapeways has this in their disclaimer: "Please note that the 3D printed products are intended for decorative purposes."
Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103605 is a reply to message #103602 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:05 UTC
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Its the reservoir for the clutch fluid. If it fails you won't be able to disengage the clutch.

So what is my limiting factor here? Is it the materials just aren't available or is it the printer?

The 200F on temps was a guess. But it needs to stand up to seasonal temperatures across the US
Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103607 is a reply to message #103602 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:10 UTC
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Wahtah wrote on Mon, 24 November 2014 15:44

Shapeways has this in their disclaimer: "Please note that the 3D printed products are intended for decorative purposes."



Shapeways had long been logged bankruptcy if they had not secured in this way!

" I´ve eaten a strawberry,- but it was plastic! 1 Million please!" ....


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Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103610 is a reply to message #103607 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:48 UTC
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So does shapeways just not use Nylon as an available media?
Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103611 is a reply to message #103607 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 16:52 UTC
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@kaadesign: true, but it's not just about litigation, it's also a fair warning I think.

@EDSI: You are limited by both:
Detail plastic is heatproof to 48ºC / 118.4ºF degrees.
Frosted detail plastics are heatproof to 80ºC / 176ºF degrees.
So there you are limited by the material. Also the remaining printing support material may contaminate your hydraulic fluid.
The Strong and Flexible Nylon also has 80ºC / 176ºF degrees and isn't watertight because of the way it is printed.

I would just stay away from 3D printing for stuff like this, the 3D prints offered here are meant to be put on a shelf or desk, not under your hood.
Re: Material Recommendation automotive application [message #103614 is a reply to message #103610 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 17:31 UTC
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It "is" nylon, but it's a sparse matrix that can be brittle. What you are thinking of nylon is where they heat the entire material above the melting point and force it into a mold, and you end up a solid chunk of nylon.

The laser sintering process fuzes individual grains of nylon together - but there are gaps between the grains. Imagine a box of marbles. It can be "full", but they don't fill all the space.. there are gaps between them.

A foot long, half-inch diameter rod of glass is pretty strong, but a foot long section of marbles fuzed together end-to-end would break easily.

Those same gaps are why WSF is not food-safe.. too much open space that can be infiltrated with food and bacteria can live.

[Updated on: Mon, 24 November 2014 17:32 UTC]


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 Topic: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways
Re: Kinekt Design serves "cease and desist" letter on Shapeways [message #103564 is a reply to message #103563 ] Mon, 24 November 2014 00:18 UTC
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Have go here http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en/fees/calculator.jsp?Lang=E& ;ForDate=20140712&Origin=US&Classes=1&ServCd=EN& amp;RO=Y yet you must check with a local lawyer.

:)


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